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Trian issues White Paper on P&G, aims to fix 'underperformance'

Trian Fund Management, whose investment funds beneficially own approximately $3.5B of shares of The Procter & Gamble Company, issued a White Paper on Procter & Gamble that "analyzes its track record of underperformance, presents Trian's strategic initiatives to regain lost market share and makes clear why it is important for shareholders to elect Nelson Peltz to the P&G board." Trian said that P&G's total shareholder return over the past decade has lagged both its peers and the S&P 500 and that it is still "suffering" from the same factors that have led to "consistent underperformance," including eroding market shares, aging brands with a lack of breakthrough innovations, excessive costs, misaligned executive compensation and a suffocating bureaucracy that Trian believes creates profit-reducing complexity, obscures accountability, slows decision-making and impedes sales growth. Trian said that, with Nelson Peltz on the P&G boar,d the company can regain lost market share through organizing in a way that promotes accountability, ensuring the company's cost cutting plan actually delivers results, fixing the innovation mahcine, developing small, mid-size and local brands, making M&A a growth strategy and core competency, winning in Digital, and addressing the company's insular culture. Trian urges P&G shareholders to vote "FOR" Nelson Peltz on the WHITE proxy card today.

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PG Procter & Gamble

03/21/17
JPMS
03/21/17
INITIATION
Target $98
JPMS
Neutral
Procter & Gamble initiated with a Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Andrea Teixeira started Procter & Gamble with a Neutral rating and $98 price target.
05/04/17
SUSQ
05/04/17
NO CHANGE
Target $41
SUSQ
Positive
Trade Desk wins Procter & Gamble as a customer, says Susquehanna
As reported by AdvertisingAge today, Procter & Gamble (PG) is moving its DSP business to Trade Desk's (TTD) platform in North America, as well as other geographies. Susquehanna analyst Shyam Patil said the win broadens Trade Desk's base of Tier 1 advertising partners and validates the company's market leadership and its ability to rapidly gain programmatic share. The analyst rates Trade Desk a Positive with a $41 price target.
07/17/17
DBAB
07/17/17
NO CHANGE
Target $90
DBAB
Hold
Procter & Gamble unlikely to miss near-term expectations, says Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Faiza Alwy believes Procter & Gamble's decision to not give Trian's Nelson Peltz a board seat as a sign that management is confident in its strategy and is unlikely to miss expectations over at least the next few months. The analyst notes the Wall Street Journal's reporting indicates that contrary to speculation from analysts, Trian is not seeking a breakup of the company. This idea was a non-starter given substantial dis-synergies and tax leakage, Alwy tells investors in a research note. The analyst keeps a Hold rating on the shares with a $90 price target.
08/17/17
JEFF
08/17/17
NO CHANGE
Target $103
JEFF
Buy
Procter & Gamble remains a core Staples holding, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Kevin Grundy continues to recommend shares of Procter & Gamble as core Staples holding following "upbeat" meetings with management. Trian's involvement, while a distraction, has raised the execution bar, Grundy tells investors in a research note. The analyst notes that the company sees little merit in adding Trian to the board. Grundy believes P&G's structural and portfolio changes are "bearing fruit" and that shares offer multiple expansion potential from current levels. He keeps a Buy rating on the shares with a $103 price target.

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